sobriety
Five years and one day ago, I was wandering the streets of Manhattan in a blackout.
alcoholism
At some point in all of that, I started to get violent. I’d see a boy I knew and would either slap him or have him slap me. I started to hit my friends.
sobriety
You're probably not supposed to admit this: But I miss the out-of-control excitement that comes with drinking and drugs.
in

Jun 28, 2013 at 5:30pm | 210 comments

sobriety
If you do get sober, try to have it involve things like your charity work and breathtaking acts of bravery and valor. Or sex clubs. I suppose that works, too.
in

Nov 9, 2012 at 11:00am | 177 comments

escapism
Because I'm always on the lookout for creative new ways to make my brain shut the hell up.
addiction
not drinking
I've written about this once before, but in the past week I've had two friends reach out to ask me this again. Happy to oblige.
in

Sep 4, 2013 at 2:00pm | 145 comments

sobriety
I love my birthday because it combines two of my greatest pleasures in life -- dessert and attention.
alcohol
Now that my experiment in going alcohol-free for a year is up, I’m not sure if I should go back to drinking.
addiction
Sober, I learn, bars don't look so hot, they aren't that fun. At 9 o’clock, we arrive together talking in the same tongue, and by 9:45, we’re in different orbits.
sobriety
The first time I went to a bar with my friends as a non-drinker, I almost ran out screaming.
in

Oct 13, 2013 at 1:00pm | 69 comments

addiction
I figured we could weather anything together. What we couldn’t handle was a heroin addiction.
addiction
friendship
sobriety
I’m 20, sober, and often still confused about how to navigate in a world that is so very saturated with alcohol.
in

Oct 30, 2012 at 12:00pm | 55 comments

eating disorders
My hair loss is actually getting a lot better as I get my act together around my food plan. The problem is that the hair left over is so limp that it practically sticks to my head and I feel like an old man with a combover.
artie lange
I have a strange history with Artie -- including interviewing him right before he tried to kill himself. I ask if he's finally turned his life around.
sobriety
All I can say is, keep a diary, a blog, a napkin, just something. Whatever happens in your life, you'll be glad you did.
in

Jul 2, 2013 at 10:30am | 26 comments

addiction
He's pure, selfish, raging id ... just like the good old days.
in

Mar 14, 2011 at 10:08pm | 0 comments

addicted to everything
Hi, my name is Emily and I’m an alcoholic. I’m also a drug addict, sexually compulsive, on-again-off-again bulimic with a pile of shopping-related credit card debt. At least I don't gamble.
addiction
Female sex addicts aren't invisible, they're just still acting out.
addiction
NOT drugs and alcohol.
in

Apr 14, 2011 at 10:02am | 0 comments